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by Staff reporter
20 March 2022
Tributes paid to David Hill following sudden death

Hill (right) pictured with Scottish rugby coach Gregor Townsend

Tributes paid to David Hill following sudden death

Tributes have been paid from across Scottish politics to David Hill who died while playing rugby for the cross-party Scottish Parliament team.

In a statement, the team said Hill had passed away during a game against a side representing the Irish Dáil and Seanad.

Scottish Conservative Jamie Greene, who Hill worked for as his head of office, tweeted: “It is with the greatness ssadness, shock and regret that I share the news of the sudden and tragic passing of my head of office, David Hill.

“David was a friend, colleague and confidant of so many in the Scottish Parliament over the years.”

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: “This is so terribly sad. My deepest condolences to David’s family, friends and colleagues - and of course to his @HolyroodRugby teammates who I know are all deeply shocked and heartbroken.”

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